Work has resumed on Benghazi’s Benina airport in constructing a temporary terminal which will be completed in 6 months as well as work on the runway lighting. Work has also resumed on 5 airports with work actually finished in some, including Tobruk, Martuba, and Kufra; Ghat airport will be opened soon.
An agreement has been signed with the French project management company Aéroports de Paris Ingénierie (AdPI) for Tripoli Airport. They were reluctant, but after some pressure and work with the (French) ambassador, they finally returned to work, which should start in two weeks, explained the Minister.
Work on the Kufra airport runway has started as well as the new runway for Tripoli airport. An agreement was signed with an Italian company, the Minister explained.
Maintenance for the tower and apron and civil defence building has also started. In Tobruk a new terminal was established and work is on-going in Labrak and Ghadames airports.
Libya will be linked soon through a modern radar system, jointly operated between the Ministry of Transport and Air Force, which will start in 2-3 months.
The Minister said that all what was needed by airports in the way of modern equipment, has been imported, including navigational equipment which helps landings at airports.
(Source: Libya Herald)